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color filter

noun, Photography
a screen of dyed gelatin or glass for controlling or modifying the reproduction of the colors of the subject as photographed.
Compare filter (def 5).
Origin of color filter
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The problem is that the photodetector part of the silicon often sits below layers of transistors, metal wires, and a color filter.
  • The color of any indication may be changed in the field by replacement of the supplied color filter.
  • These procedures are automated for color filter sets that are initially matched to within a few pixels.

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